I remember a time in the back woods of Oklahoma (just how does one get lost when aiming for Oklahoma City?) I took a deep breath, pulled into a secluded bar/convenience store, opened the squeaky screened door and said “I’m lost.” An elderly gentleman with a Southern drawl immediately summed me up as a Yankee.… Read More


Meals need to be attractive, smell inviting and nutritious. Many health issues are “diet challenging”. Poor nutrition and changing physical conditions due to age are potential recipes for disaster. So How Many? Senior Communities are serious about the food offered. Independent living communities schedule one to three meals a day while Assisted, Assisted Memory and… Read More


“Celebrate” doesn’t seem quite appropriate when every 70 seconds a person is diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s. The fifth leading cause of death in the United States, it is the only one without a cure. Memory Loss presents a constant challenge for communication. Studies show 90% of the words spoken to people with advanced Alzheimer’s are… Read More


GROWING UP Not many “firsts” in our lives are any different than the first day of school. As children, we looked to our parents for the final approval. They were the ones who patted us on the back and gently shoved us out the door to a whole new world of opportunities. Albeit, opportunities that… Read More


Seniors are traditionally independent, private, and painfully thrifty. They see their worlds shrinking. Living spaces, daily tasks, social activities keep changing. Driving, new doctors, remembering dates, appointments become challenging. SOMEONE start the conversation about Senior living options! SOMEONE start the conversation! START! Discuss facts and myths of each type of living community. Be informed. INDEPENDENT… Read More